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White Bean and Tuna Salad

with Basil Vinaigrette

Tons of fresh basil brightens this easy vinaigrette. Make extra and drizzle it over grilled chicken, shrimp, and more.

INGREDIENTS

  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 12 oz. green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1 c. lightly packed basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4 c. oak leaf lettuce or butter lettuce
  • 1 15-oz. can small white beans, rinsed
  • 2 5-oz. cans solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 4 soft- or hard-boiled eggs, halved

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt, then green beans, and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, puree shallot, basil, oil, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper until smooth. Transfer half of dressing to a large bowl and toss with green beans. Fold in lettuce, white beans, and tuna and serve with remaining dressing and eggs.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

Per serving: 340 calories, 16.5g fat (3g saturated), 31g protein, 770mg sodium, 24g carbs, 8g fiber

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